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June 25: More of Calcutta.

We stayed in Calcutta for more days than we thought. Christi had to get replacement eyeglasses since she had misplaced her spare ones. So getting them made special to-order took some time... but we weren't on a schedule. Besides, Calcutta had lots of food to chomp on...

Being that it's June, fruits were everywhere. This lane had a variety of Nature's sweets -- even cherries, in India! Yummy cherries (lower left hand corner in square cartons.

But the best for eating are the street vendors. Here, this guy is making some curry-ish thingy (everything in India is a curry, huh?). Some lentil curry and two chapatis and you're good till the next meal.

There's Christi ...getting some Paw Bhaji. FYI... 12 Rupees... at 42 Rupees to the dollar ...that comes to just over $0.28 ...for a meal! Christi says, "Yelp, I'll take three of those."

What's this guy making? A kind of pancake-ish thing? Turns out to be Masala Dosa.

And Christi says, "Can I have one?"

There you go...

Yum. She stands around some folks chomping on her Masala Dosa -- potatoes, lentils, tomatoes, a lentil soup, and a small bowl of curd. 15 Rupees, so just barely over $0.30.

Mother Teresa, who is now either a Saint or close to being one, and Calcutta are synonomous to most Westerners. Everyone has heard of Mother Teresa, and everyone has linked her with Calcutta, or Calcutta with her. For good reasons. She spent a good chunk of her life helping the poor here (early 1950's to her death recenlty). We went to see her mission. Here's a statue of her.

Christi in the "Mother T" pose.

Mother T's tomb with Sisters around praying.




  • 10: China Part I
  • 16: China Part II
  • 26: China Part III

  • 6: China Part IV
  • End: China Part V

  • 5: China Part VI
  • 9: China Part VII
  • 12: China Part VIII
  • 24: We Make it to Tibet

  • 2: We Arrive in Kathmandu
  • 25: Back in Pokhara, Nepal
  • 29: A Hotel in Pokhara

  • 4: Back to Kathmandu
  • 31: Trekked to Everest Base Camp

  • 21: To Calcutta, India
  • 25: More of Calcutta

  • 12: Quick Trip to Thailand

  • 8: Back to India
  • 10: The Golden Temple
  • 12: In Dharamsala, India
  • 21: Marijuana in Manali

  • 9: Northern India
  • 22: More of Inida

  • 3: Aswan & The Pyramids
  • 4: Abu Simbel (Egypt)
  • 7: Onward to Luxor
  • 13: White Desert in The Sahara
  • 20: Egypt's Awesome Beaches

  • 30: 40 Days in the Desert

  • 13: Jordan & Syria
  • 18: Then Turkey